Every Sunday afternoon, Tony McKinney would pack his roll-aboard suitcase at his home in southern California and his golden retriever would get that baleful look: you’re going away again.
McKinney was chief executive of a biopharma startup in Cambridge, and his ride to work was the Sunday night red-eye from San Diego to Boston. “It turns out that I have a certain skill at sleeping on airplanes,” says McKinney, whose company, Euthymics Bioscience, is developing drugs to treat depression and attention-deficit disorder.
McKinney was part of what seems to be a growing population of itinerant biotech workers who travel to Cambridge during the work week, then head to a home that could be anywhere from Connecticut to Florida to southern California. Their presence attests to the magnetic pull of the Cambridge life sciences scene. Full story for BostonGlobe.com subscribers.